From gardening to gardening aplenty, this year’s season is one to remember.
Aplenty of gardens were planted and loved, and we are all lucky to have our own in this beautiful time of year.
Read on to learn more about how Elizabethan gardens were celebrated and how they are remembered today.
Gardeners of old knew of the benefits of planting a garden, especially if it was the first garden they visited.
Some gardens were even built to house the gardens.
It is an old story, and it is told in this book, “The Garden That Saved Elizabethan Gardening,” which has been published by W.W. Norton & Company.
Here are some highlights: One of the earliest gardeners was Sir William St John of Walsingham, who was born in 1543 in the parish of Walthamstow, near Woolwich.
St John planted his first garden in the year 1554.
In his “Annals of Wits” (1579), the historian John Dryden wrote that “when he came to Walsham, he found an immense garden which he had not seen in England before.”
The garden is now called St John’s Garden.
In 1617, the poet William Blake wrote that, “the garden of the ancient lord is at Walshall.”
The gardens of St John and St John were later used for the first gardens in the village of Walingston in 1625.
William Blake said that his gardens at Walington were “an immense and magnificent garden, and that was the last garden that I saw.”
In his later writings, Blake describes the garden at Wapping as “the greatest of all,” and he noted that “all the rest had been so greatly abused, and were so neglected.”
In the 17th century, the gardens at the farmhouse at Walthall were the first to be used for gardens.
The first garden at the village was built in 1636.
The farm was later moved to the village where the next three gardens were built in the 1800s.
In 1812, the village schoolhouse was built and in 1829 the farm was given to the local church.
Today, the Walthalls, one of England’s oldest and most celebrated villages, is the location of the first village church.
In the 1700s, the site was named for the famous English author Henry Fielding.
In 1789, the community adopted the village name “Walthall” for the village and in the 1900s, “Walsham” became the name of the town.
In 1921, the church was built on the site.
The village was once home to about 150 families and was the home of Wakingtons first farm.
The Walthams first English poet, Robert Graves, was born here.
In 1903, Walthill, now known as Walthaston, became the first town in England to adopt the “Walking Tour” (also known as “Wally’s Tour”) to promote the benefits to the health and well-being of its residents.
The town became known for its famous “Waltzing Matilda” horse and its many restaurants and shops.
In 1929, the town was renamed Walthampstead and in 1936, the name was changed to “Walstead.”
In 1940, the first annual parade of the “Vanguard of the Young” (now the “Young Englanders”) was held.
In 1966, the “Village Parade” was held at the town’s annual carnival.
Walthington, as it is now known, has been home to a variety of historic buildings including the Wapping Tower, the former Walthanwick Palace, the Old Walthampton House, and the Wattleton Mill.
Today the Waverley House, where Elizabethan poet William Wordsworth lived for nearly half of his life, is an iconic building.
Wattletons first and only official town council was established in 1888.
In 1893, the Town Hall was opened, where the first official meeting of the Town Council was held, and in 1897, the First Annual Town Council Meeting was held in Walthompton Hall.
Today there are approximately 12,000 residents in Wattleons historic and historic landmark buildings.
The oldest surviving building in Walsford is the Old West Hall, built in 1570.
Today it is home to the Town Library, the Great Wattle Hall, and several other historic buildings.
In addition to its famous buildings, Wattleborough was the site of one of the most famous and most popular fireworks displays in all of England.
The firework display at Wattlebrook in the late 1880s attracted a million spectators and thousands of visitors, many of whom spent hours at the Walsbrook Ballroom.
Wallybrook, in the town of Wattle, is now the site for the Wally’s Village and Wattlebury, two of Englands oldest and largest community gardens.